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The Kid: A Season with Sidney Crosby and the New NHL
In the tradition of A Season on the Brink and Peter Gzowksi's The Game of Our Lives, Shawna Richer has had the exclusive assignment of chronicling Sidney Crosby's incredible rookie season. Beginning with the NHL entry draft that almost never was, Richer follows Crosby to Pittsburgh, where he is greeted as the team's savior and moves in with living legend Mario Lemieux. Fro ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Triumph Books (IL)
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This was a nice and easy read, but still full of facts about Sidney Crosby's rookie season. Being a newer hockey fan, but still knowing who Crosby was and loving the Penguins as a team, learning a lot about how the NHL changed in 2005 to the game I know as well as little more private things about Crosby's season made this a fun read. It's not great journalism or anything earth-shattering, but worth the time of any Crosby fan.
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